A Vintage Telephone Desk Makeover
The bones of it were good but it was half green and half stained and quite dirty! The poor gal needed some life and some major brightening up.
I took a somewhat before picture. It was after I sanded off the loose paint and cleaned it. I also got anxious and slabbed on a few strokes of white paint:
It took about three thin coats of Behr Premium Plus in ultra pure white satin to get the right finish. I then sanded over then entire desk lightly with fine sand paper. To give it a little bit of a distressed look, I went over some of the edges a little more to let the stained wood show through. When I was finished sanding, I wiped the entire desk down with a damp rag. For an extra smooth finish, I then wiped on Minwax paste finishing wax.
I almost think the old vintage desk was standing taller and prouder after that little makeover! Here she is in all her glory:
But, you need to get up close and personal:
A distressed finished just screams for some old tattered books!
The desk top is now smooth like butter…..
I took a lot of pictures because she did a lot of posing! It was fun to take a tired and worn piece of furniture and give it a bright and youthful new look. I love the new addition in my office and it’s use will be none other than to display more found vintage treasures!